Big baits and crude rigs
just won’t work here as it’s a silver fish venue. You normally
need 40lb plus and weights around 80lb are starting to show when
the skimmers and ide feed properly. The ide tend to show shallow
and you can normally see signs of them moving around as the
splash and create bow waves on the surface. The lake we were on
Daisy, looked pretty flat calm with few signs of moving fish.
Unlike previous visits the
breakfast was out within just a few minutes ….
so they’ve clearly
taken onboard feedback.
With the open match on
Cuthbert two clubs were squeezed onto the other lake Daisy and
unlike the main match lake that was
raised up Daisy sits several feet lower so is slightly less
windswept which on such a hot day might be a bad thing.
Basically it fished very
poorly. There were fish there but they were very spooky and I
lost a good number of proper skimmers and the fish I did have
were barely hooked. Changing rigs to super silly light hooks and
line did not bring any more bites and rotating through 5 lines
found only one where I could get bites.
Ash (pictured left)
was on the end peg and had a bay to himself
and ran away with the match with 15lb plus of skimmers, ide and
tench. Colin and Phil both had ide and skimmers for 2nd
Unfortunately it seems
we won’t be coming back here as the low attendance suggests it
is not a popular venue so we’ll have to find an alternative.
Shame as some people had moaned at the lack of silver fish
matches so guess its back to carp , carp and more carp.